Tags: Climate Change | Global Warming | lamar smith | fake news | new york times | climate change

Rep. Lamar Smith: NYT Story on Climate Change, Dying Children Is 'Fake News'

Image: Rep. Lamar Smith: NYT Story on Climate Change, Dying Children Is 'Fake News'

House Science Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

By    |   Monday, 09 Jan 2017 05:22 PM

The Republican chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology said Monday a recent New York Times column that tied man-made climate change with dying children was fake news.

Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas spoke on the House floor about Sunday's column by Nicholas Kristof, which included a video package from southern Madagascar where Kristof reported from about a severe drought that's sapped the area of much of its food and water sources.

"But here, where it hasn't rained properly in years, the ultimate culprit is climate change. And the west's myopia and passivity about climate are destroying lives across a belt of drought-afflicted southern Africa," Kristof said in the video.

Kristof placed blame on "affluent people, people like us. And those who suffer the most are the poor and vulnerable."

Smith, however, wrote off the piece as fake news with an agenda of promoting manmade climate change.

"A good example of fake news appeared in Sunday's New York Times. It's a column headlined, 'As Trump Denies Climate Change, These Kids Die,'" said Smith, according to The Hill. "This may be a new high, or maybe a new low, for climate alarmists and their exaggerations."

Smith, like President-elect Donald Trump and many others, does not believe humans are contributing to climate change.

"Climate alarmists tend to ignore scientific evidence and encourage media hype," he said. "And of course the liberal media are all too willing to go along. Climate discussion should be based on good science, not politically correct science."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
The Republican chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology said Monday a recent New York Times column that tied man-made climate change with dying children was fake news.
lamar smith, fake news, new york times, climate change
254
2017-22-09
Monday, 09 Jan 2017 05:22 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved